In the wake of yesterday's decision by Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Josepha Madigan, TD not to proceed with plans to extend hedgerow cutting into August, a newsletter landed in my inbox. It was from Birdwatch Ireland's Assistant Head of Policy and Advocacy, Oonagh Duggan. In it, Oonagh applauded the Minister's decision and highlighted the … [Read more...] about Thanks Josepha Madigan, you made the right decision.
Minister for Culture Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Josepha Madigan TD has announced that she will not exercise her discretionary powers under the new Heritage Act to allow hedge-cutting to proceed in August this year. “Hedgerows are a very important wildlife habitat, providing food, shelter, corridors of movement, nest and hibernation sites for many of our native flora and … [Read more...] about Minister halts plans to allow hedge-cutting in August
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Excellence as standard: Ireland's Wildlife Tours We're delighted to announce that our guided wildlife and birding tours based on Ireland's Wild South Coast have been awarded the prestigious Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence for 2019. It's a great endorsement, based on real reviews by guests who have spent time with us on the West Cork coast. There really is no better … [Read more...] about Certificate of Excellence for Ireland’s Wildlife Tours
Researchers in Japan fitted AI-powered bio-loggers to Black-tailed Gulls revealing previously unobserved feeding behaviour. Attaching sensors to animals in order to study their movements and record aspects of their behaviour has become commonplace over recent years. However, because they need to be lightweight, these automated bio-loggers typically have limited battery … [Read more...] about Smart technology reveals new gull behaviour